This is the first apron that I have made incorporating a piece of vintage linen. I think it was a small doily that a busy housewife whipped up to protect a lovingly polished pie crust table. How it ended up in a lot of vintage linens up for sale on Ebay-I can't imagine that part of the story, It had a tattered spot on the edging, and a tiny hole. I carefully clipped those off, and appliqued the remaining portion to this frilly apron. I hope that a modern housewife buys this from my Etsy shop, and throws a summer party while wearing it, I hope she wipes a toddler's nose with the under skirt, I hope she gathers Legos off the coffee table and scoops them into the skirt of the apron. I hope that Little Doily has another happy life.